2016 Conference

The Society for Novel Studies held its biennial conference from May 13-14, 2016 in Pittsburgh. “The Novel in or against World Literature” featured three plenary speakers and four sessions of concurrent events, offering 26 panels, and two seminars. 

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Contact Gayle Rogers at grogers@pitt.edu for more information.

By: Nick Huber Tom McCarthy delivered a keynote speech entitled “Vanity’s Residue” to the 2016 Society for Novel Studies Biennial Conference held in Pittsburgh, PA on May 13th and 14th. As the author of four novels including Remainder (2005) and Satin Island (2015), a work of criticism revolving around Herge’s Tintin comics (Tintin and the Secret of Literature), and dozens of essays on contemporary aesthetic problems, McCarthy offered a welcome repositioning of the conference’s viewpoint… read more about Society for Novel Studies Tom McCarthy Keynote Recap »

Join the V21 Collective for festive libations in Pittsburgh! Thursday 12 May 8pm-10pm Fuel & Fuddle  (basement room reserved) 212 Oakland Ave, a few blocks from the Wyndham Details and more at: http://v21collective.org For more information about SNS 2016: http://novel.trinity.duke.edu/sns/2016-conference read more about V21 Party at SNS Conference »

Are the novel and world literature mutually constitutive, at least in part, or fundamentally opposed in important ways? How have the disparate politics, economics, translation practices, cultural institutions, and more of a global modernity stretching across centuries shaped the novel?  This conference brings together over 150 scholars and three distinguished keynote speakers in order to probe these and other questions.  We look forward to welcoming you to Pittsburgh for SNS 2016. Jonathan Arac and… read more about Society for Novel Studies Biennial Conference: The Novel in or Against World Literature »

Call for Papers  The Novel in or against World Literature SNS at Pitt 2016 The Society for Novel Studies (SNS) invites proposals for fifteen-minute papers to be given at its biennial conference held at the University of Pittsburgh, May 13-14, 2016. For more information, visit http://novel.trinity.duke.edu/sns/2016-conference Proposals should not exceed 200 words and are due by September 7, 2015.  They should be sent to individual panel organizers at… read more about SNS 2016 Call for Papers »

Society for Novel Studies Biennial Conference The Novel in or against World Literature May 13-14, 2016 Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Co-organizers: Jonathan Arac and Gayle Rogers Keynote speakers: Katie Trumpener, Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Yale University Jed Esty, Vartan Gregorian Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania Tom McCarthy, author of Remainder and Satin Island More details… read more about SNS 2016 Conference Annoucement: The Novel in or against World Literature »